April 14, 2011 Subject:
How did Zorro jump on a horse's back from above
A fellow reviewer wanted to know how somebody could jump off a wall onto a horse's back without the horse moving. The horse was fitted with a pair of goggles (like swimmers wear)so that he would not be able to look up and see the person jumping down. These googles were not visible on camera and after the jump was made, the camera was stopped so the goggle could be removed. Also, Zorro's whip may have seem to be 50 feet long, but some of the stunts were prepared in advance. Yakima Canutt was the stuntman on the early Zorro serials.
June 5, 2007 Subject:
Even more of the same
We get to see some body jump from a building onto the back of a horse again; always cool but i feel sorry for the horse.
Zorro's whip must be like 50 feet long; he throws it up to the top of a two story building and has enough slack to wrap around something so he can climb up.
Let me see; oh, Zorro makes friends with an Indian so that he can infiltrate Don Del Oro's cave. It does not work out well.